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NIGERIA-U.S PARTNERSHIP FOR REGIONAL SECURITY AND DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA (I)

US-Nigeria solidarity LEADERSHIP BY ONYEABO CHUKWUKEME 1 OCTOBER 2012 OPINION The end of the Cold War in the late 80s, the information technology revolution and globalization that followed saw a paradigm shift in the general concept of security. The notion … Continue reading

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NIGERIAN FOREIGN EXCHANGE RESERVES ATTAINS A 29-MONTH HIGH, HITS US$41.12 BILLION

LAGOS Sept 28 (Reuters) Nigeria’s foreign exchange reserves rose to more than 29-month high of $41.12 billion by Sept. 26, and were up 7.16 percent month-on-month, the central bank’s latest figure showed on Friday. Africa’s top crude oil exporter’s forex … Continue reading

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THE NIGERIAN MILITARY’S UNKNOWN JUMBO HAUL OF RIVER GUNBOATS

RIVERLINE WARFARE COMBATANTS GALORE!!! A few years ago, Nigeria made a requisition for 200 river gunboats from the USA. This, according to information put out in the public domain at that time, was to enable the Nigerian military stay on … Continue reading

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FG SET UP INTER-AGENCY MARITIME OPERATIONS COORDINATION COMMITTEE

Alhaji Namadi Sambo, Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria DAILY TRUST Wednesday, 13 June 2012 The Federal Government has set up a 13-member Inter-Agency Maritime Operations Coordination Committee (IMOCC) aimed at improving safety in the maritime industry. Speaking … Continue reading

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UGANDAN, KENYAN OIL PROSPECTS COMPARED, CRITICS WARN OF ‘OIL CURSE’ FOR UGANDA

VOICE OF AMERICA Douglas Mpuga (25 May) The discovery of oil offers tremendous opportunities for Uganda. It also poses several risks if the country succumbs to what some analysts call the oil curse – or the diversion of revenues for … Continue reading

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NEW DISCOVERIES IN LIBERIA, SIERRA LEONE RAISE WEST AFRICA OIL HOPES

REUTERS Tuesday, February 21 By Alphonso Toweh and Simon Akam MONROVIA/FREETOWN Energy companies African Petroleum Corp and Anadarko said they struck oil off the coasts of Liberia and Sierra Leone, raising hopes for an energy bonanza in the war-scarred West … Continue reading

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NIGERIAN NAVY: EASTERN NAVAL COMMAND ACQUIRE SIX NEW GUNBOATS

  DAILY TRUST 3 NOVEMBER 2011   The Eastern Naval Command has acquired six new gunboats, the Flag Officer Commanding the Eastern Naval Command, Calabar, Rear Admiral Usman Jibrin has said. Speaking in Calabar, he said, “The new gunboats come … Continue reading

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